Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Recovering From The Weekend

It was a busy, beautiful weekend. We decided to take the trek up north to the in-laws' cabin and catch what we could of the changing leaves. The boys were thrilled when we told them we were going up north and kept asking every 5 minutes when we were leaving. When we finally did leave on Friday it was well past their nap time and we actually managed to get an hour of peace in the car (even if Joey was faking).
Followed by two hours of, well, non-peace.
But it was worth it when we finally arrived at the cabin and saw that we had made it in time for the peak fall season. The leaves were at the height of their beauty and we took advantage of every minute. We went on walks down the road collecting sticks and stomping through the crunchy leaves.

We hiked up and down the trails through the woods.
The boys got out a bit of their energy running through the woods, lifting large fallen logs, and climbing on old tree stumps.
They even posed for a few (okay fine, 700) pictures for me of them in their first leaf pile of the fall. I managed, with the help of the boys, to accomplish the one goal I had this weekend and took updated leaf pictures of the boys for my sidebar.
After all that posing the boys were happy to burn off some more of that never ending energy.

And they even helped daddy collect kindling for a nice bonfire.
I hardly even noticed (that's a lie, by the way) the cold Ben & I were fighting off the whole weekend.
Now we are back home. Planning open houses, the boys' picture day at school, trips to the pumpkin farm, trips to the grocery store, and cleaning the house are occupying too much of my still cold-induced foggy head. I wish I could say that the lovely weekend left me relaxed and refreshed, but I am already in need of another weekend.
Oh Friday, won't you hurry?

49 comments:

jamie in rose cottage said...

LOVE those leaves!!!! I don't blame you for the 700 photos!

I saw your comment on another blog, and since your name is spelled like my little girl's, I had to stop and say hi. And I have enjoyed my little visit. :-)

HM said...

How pretty! Man that makes me want to play in the leaves!

Roxy Wishum said...

Wow! Those are great pictures of the fall color. The picture of the boys walking through the yellow leaves with sunlight hitting the ground in spots is PERFECT. I enlarged it for a better look and the bright yellow is stunning. All that blonde hair really blends in.

maggies mind said...

Oh, how beautiful! Looks like such a fun trip. The leaves haven't quite gotten to that point here just yet, but I know it's right around the corner, and I'm looking forward to it. How very precious your boys are!

Wendy said...

Great pictures! I could never photograph my son in leaves like that as he'd be too busy sneezing to stay still.

Hope you feel better!

Chrissy said...

So jealous of those beautiful colors. We don't get any of that here. I would dearly love that walk through the woods. Just beautiful.

Mom24 said...

So beautiful! We've been sick here too, and aside from the fact that I'm just so TIRED of it, I'm also bummed that we're missing Fall. Of course, it doesn't feel like Fall quite yet with our 80 degree days, but one of these days.

I totally agree, hurry up Friday.

scrap chair potato said...

I love the photos (except the last one, so sorry you two were sick) it makes me so excited for the leaves to start changing here.
I am glad you made it home safely. I hope you have a great week.

Cyndi said...

You just made me REALLY want to visit my mom. Your boys look like they had so much fun!

Dawn said...

I loved reading about your trip to the cabin. Wow! You got some great fall photos. I hope the weekend comes quickly for ya. ;)

Hilary said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful, colourful time! I hope you and the wee one feel better soon.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What gorgeous photos! I can't wait for the fall colors to make their way down to South Carolina!
Your boys are just too cute!

Candy said...

I HEART FALLLL!!!!!!!!

Natalie said...

oh wow! i love looking at the pictures of all of the leaves changing colors. it is still summer here. we enjoyed a weekend away too and now i need a weekend at home to recover! come on friday and hurry up fall!

Jenera said...

I am so jealous. We don't quite have that 'fall' look in our neck of the woods.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Dare I say that was a perfect weekend? I think it was peak/past peak officially now. *le sigh*. I LOVE FALL.

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS pictures!!! The leaves were perfect!! We have to get out to the forest preserve ASAP. I need some pics of my own...

Kelly said...

Beautiful pictures!! I would love to go walking on those trails!!! We haven't hit our peak yet here but we're getting closer. We've had beautiful weather though so that's great!!

Hope you get feeling better.

Cassie said...

I love the pics of them in the leaves! gorgeous pics, as always. Hope you feel better soon!

Brittany said...

Beautiful photos, Kathryn! Glad you got to relax at least a little!

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Love, love, love those leaves! Sooooo pretty! Why haven't my parents bought a family cabin yet? I need to read a book on how to convince them. I mean, just because they live in Guatemala and don't spend a ton 'o time in the US doesn't mean they don't need a fun family spot to land when they fly in, right? GOSH!

Hey! Join us for Girl's Night Out tonight. You don't even have to be over your cold to come to this party. We'll take you, germs and all. Don't you love this virtual lifestyle we all lead LOL?

Michelle M. said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Your family is beautiful! I hope that you are feeling better.

April said...

I LOVE FALL! Your pics came out GREAT!

ewe are here said...

Great pics!

I can't wait to shoot our fall pics this year... the leaves are now starting to drop in earnest over here. :-)

Mandy said...

Your boys are beautiful, and I loved seeing all the autumn leaves in your pics! We haven't reached that season down south yet!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Gorgeous Fall shots! Wow, you guys do more in a weekend then I manage all week.
I hope you're feeling better soon, good luck with the open houses and pumpkin farming :-)

beth said...

Gorgeous pictures! And I am with you, I am ready for another weekend.

Robyn said...

You got some great shots. I think I might be going up north this weekend, but I don't know how excited about it I am.

Tonya said...

Glad you got updated leaf pictures. They are so cute. We don't have enough leaves yet to play in and I can't wait for a huge pile to go to town in! Sorry you had a cold over the weekend.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Beautiful pictures! I need a weekend like that.
We haz the cold here too. It stinks!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I'm just starting to see fall falling around here. Thanks for sharing yours. GORGEOUS! Cute, cute leafy pics of the boys. Hope your head unstuffs soon so you can enjoy all that pumpkin seeking and open housing. (I'm praying for you about it all.)

p.s.
Thanks so much for the link to my bread post. I'm so touched. : )

Chris said...

Wow! The color in those woods was stunning!
Those are beautiful fall shots.

Lisa said...

What wonderful pictures! Those leaves are gorgeous - as are those boys!

Elaine A. said...

How fun! I Love the new sidebar pics! What a great idea...

Hope everyone feels better soon too. : )

Kristen said...

Oh how I miss the leaves of the midwest. Truly.

Here in the high country of AZ we have fallen pine needles. Just. not. the. same.

Looks like a fun weekend, and hope you are already starting to feel better.

Jaysi said...

Wow that is beautiful and looks like so much fun. I would love some fall leaves about now! Hope you guys are feeling better.

P.S. My running is coming along, but I still don't love it. Someday!

Stephanie said...

That's so beautiful - I really wish we had "seasons" in Texas. Just beautiful! I love all the Fall weather pictures - the boys look like they had a blast.

Hope you are feeling better!

And I know what you mean, usually a nice weekend like that just has me craving more of them!

Lindsay said...

that is so beautiful out there. I wish I had acreage for the kids to run and explore!

glad you got you new leaf pics accomplished - that's a major feat!!

Tam said...

love your pictures!!!! OOO how I miss the changing of leaves and the smell of the crisp clean fall air...aoooooo GA has none of that!

Cara said...

I love the succession of pictures from slumber to chaos. The colors of the leaves is amazing. My favorite part of fall is the changing of the leaves.
Hope you cold is better.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend. It was so yellow! Absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Those leaves are totally stunning, K. And, I can tell the boys had a wonderful time playing in them. It must be nice to have some to jump into.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Why did it say I was ANON?

Molly's Mom said...

Beautiful pics!

I really want to do family pictures this year in a park among the leaves...but I'm running out of time to schedule something!

kayla said...

Beautiful pictures and what adorable children. Thanks so much for sharing god bless.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

great pictures - looks like such a great day! You are so lucky to have 3 boys!

Fire Hunt said...

Wow, Those are great photos of the fall colors. I love fall.

Bren said...

Those are gorgeous pictures! You're making memories!

Hope everyone is feeling better.

Karen said...

The not-so-peaceful car picture is like a snapshot of our car. Only I have girls....

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